Our Full disclosure podcast series brings you back to the basics on all things related to financial statement presentation and disclosure, from the top of the financial statements through the footnotes. 

This week we focus on a lessee’s presentation and disclosure requirements for leases. Suzanne Stephani and Marc Jerusalem, PwC National Office directors, are back in the guest seats to share helpful insights and key reminders.

Topics include:

  • 1:15 - Balance sheet and income statement. Marc and Suzanne start with the balance sheet and income statement, highlighting the presentation for finance vs. operating leases, current vs. non-current, and more. 
  • 10:55 - Statement of cash flows. Suzanne explains how to avoid common stumbling blocks when presenting lease transactions in the statement of cash flows. 
  • 15:33 - Disclosure requirements. Lessees have a long list of qualitative and quantitative disclosure requirements that need to be met. Marc details where to start and what to watch out for. 
  • 24:11 - Leases in light of current events. The current economic environment has disrupted some companies’ leasing strategies. Marc and Suzanne provide some insight on how this may impact their presentation and disclosures.
  • 29:47 - Wrap-up. Heather tries to stump Suzanne and Marc with a few trivia questions before they provide final reminders and advice for companies accounting under ASC 842. 

Want to learn more? Read our guides for those who have adopted ASC 842 and those still applying ASC 840

Suzanne Stephani is a director in PwC’s National Office specializing in the application and interpretation of the accounting guidance related to financing and leasing transactions as well as the cash flow statement.

Marc Jerusalem is a director in PwC’s National Office specializing in leasing. Marc consults with clients on complex lease accounting issues and is a contributor to many related PwC National Office publications. 

Heather Horn is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National Office and leader of the thought leadership group, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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